Real Estate Tip Videos

Speed Up Your Business by Going Digital

NAR PULSE—DocuSign customers experience 25 times faster turnaround time on agreements. Are you looking to speed up your business? See how you can do just that with DocuSign. Check out the plans available through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program or take a test drive with DocuSign’s 30-day free trial option. Learn more! Go GREEN and Earn […]

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Upstream Set to Launch

Early in 2019, Upstream and CoreLogic announced the intent to work together to rethink the Upstream technology platform. By February, we had a solid development plan in place. This summer, we’re set to launch the first phase of Upstream. If you aren’t already familiar with Upstream, it’s a company founded by brokers and franchises to […]

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Danny Joyner: Always Evolving, Never Complacent

Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS® Years in Business: 55 Size: 10 offices, 430 agents Region Served: Upstate South Carolina 2018 Sales Volume: $1,066,012,426 2018 Transactions: 4,432 www.cdanjoyner.com Having lived in Greenville, S.C., all his life, Danny Joyner is well-versed in the area. While in high school, Joyner began his career at his […]

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6 Common Habits of Successful Upper-Tier Real Estate Agents

While every real estate professional has his or her unique qualities and habits, there are some common habits and tendencies that many of The Institute’s successful real estate professionals recommend. 1. Balance Work and Personal Life Although difficult, Institute members’ No. 1 recommendation is to realize that it is more than possible to provide exceptional […]

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Pillar To Post Home Inspectors: Innovating for 25 Years

Editor’s Note: Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In the following Q&A, Dan Steward, Pillar To Post’s president, discusses the milestone, and how the company’s franchisees have been instrumental to its longevity. Q: This year marks Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®’ 25th anniversary. To what do you contribute your […]

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The Best Places to Retire—No. 1 May Surprise You

A lot goes into your home and lifestyle in retirement—especially location. For impending retirees, Nebraska ranks at the top, due to factors like safety and wellness, as well as affordability, according to Bankrate findings released this week. To determine the nation’s prime retirement states, analysts at Bankrate considered cost of living (highly weighted), along with […]

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Show Us Who You R!

NAR PULSE—NAR’s national ad campaign “That’s Who We R” was built to show consumers who REALTORS® are and the value they provide. Check out ThatsWhoWeR.realtor to see how brokers and agents across the country are utilizing campaign materials to show their REALTOR® pride, and download customizable materials, social assets, and more! How to Use Your […]

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Is the Inventory Pinch Returning?

The days of few homes on the market and multiple offers are predicted to return—and for buyers, the potential for renewed roadblocks, according to a new realtor.com® report. The change is on course to hit in October, realtor.com’s researchers say. In February of this year, gains in inventory shrunk substantially, down from 6.4 percent in […]

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Regional Spotlight: NYC Mansion Tax Replaces Controversial Pied-à-Terre Upcharge

Earlier this year, lawmakers attempted to impose a pied-à-terre tax on second homes as a way to raise funds to support the city’s much-needed infrastructure upgrades. Facing strong opposition from real estate leaders who argued the tax would deter wealthy consumers from investing in luxury second homes, the proposal fell flat. In its place came […]

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iBuyer Programs Are Costing You Commissions

The word on the street is that iBuyer programs are gaining traction and getting funded—in big ways. That’s nerve-wracking for many agents, especially for those in markets that were early targets of marketing waves and who have conditions such as Phoenix, Raleigh, Dallas, Vegas, Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte, San Antonio, Tampa and Nashville. The problem is, […]

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